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    BETT Awards 2010 – Finalists Announced

    The finalists for the 12th annual BETT Awards have been announced by organisers Emap, and partners Becta and the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA).

    Every year, the BETT Awards receive a large number of high quality entries from ICT educational suppliers of all shapes and sizes, hoping to win one of the outstanding awards that commend exemplar ICT products or services intended to improve standards in UK educational institutions.

    The BETT Awards are considered to be the most prestigious in the education sector, and is committed to five key principles:
    To celebrate a distinctive and diverse digital education resources market
    Represent and meet the needs of the education system
    Stimulate the design, production and delivery of high quality learning resources
    Provide options for practitioners, learners and parents who want to use innovative and distinctive educational resources
    Reward inclusive and accessible designs.

    Richard Joslin, exhibition director at Emap for BETT and the BETT Awards comments: “There are a huge number of educational suppliers that offer our sector unprecedented products and services to ensure that learning is continually advancing. The BETT awards offer a fantastic opportunity for these companies to receive the recognition and reward that they so truly deserve. Every year, the awards strive to evolve and this year we have new categories which include ICT Service and Support, Learning and Teaching Tools, Digital Collections and Resource Banks, and Digital Devices.”

    The BETT Awards 2010 finalists:

    Early Years Solutions
    Inclusive Technology Ltd MyBoard
    Smart Learning Phase 1 Phonics
    Q&D Multimedia Ltd Pretty Things

    Primary Digital Content
    Rising Stars Cracking Comprehension Years 3-6
    Early Vision Ltd Eco Vision Set
    Focus Educational Software Ltd Focus on Bee-Bot: Lesson Activities 2 & Bee-Bot Shell Designer
    East of England Broadband Network (E2BN) Myths and Legends
    Cambridge University Press and Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited Race to Learn
    Tate Tate Kids

    Secondary, FE & Skills Digital Content
    Bowland Charitable Trust Bowland maths
    East of England Broadband Network (E2BN) Cookit
    Serious Games Interactive Global Conflicts: Palestine
    The Wonder Project Questioning Origins
    Gemin-i.org Rafi.ki
    Show Me How to Play.com Show Me How to Play

    Digital Collections and resource banks
    Espresso Education Ltd Channel 4 Learning Clipbank
    Charanga Ltd Charanga Music
    English and Media Centre emagazine subscription website
    Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource
    BDP Learning Supporting learner progression: a Teaching and Learning resource
    Education Digital Teachers TV Website
    The National Archives The Cabinet Papers 1915-1978

    Leadership & Management solutions
    e-safe education Ltd e-safe education Managed Service Provision
    HCSS Education Ltd FPSadvance.Net
    NetSupport Ltd NetSupport School
    ParentPay Limited ParentPay Total Income Management
    TSL Education Ltd TES HireWire
    Vivo Miles Vivo Miles

    Special Educational needs Solutions
    TTS Group Ltd Attention Tracker
    BBC CBBC Accessible Newsreader
    TTS Group Ltd Chatter-Block
    Optelec Limited FarView
    Royal National College for the Blind RoboBraille
    Crick Software WriteOnline

    Tools for Learning and Teaching
    2Simple Software 2Do It Yourself
    2Simple Software 2Simple Online Tools (Package A)
    British Broadcasting Corporation BBC Learning- Booknotes
    Creaza Creaza
    Get Revising Ltd. Get Revising
    Just2easy Limited j2e
    Radio in Schools Ltd Radio in Schools

    Digital Devices
    ClickView Ltd ClickView 24-7
    NComputing NComputing X-series
    A1 Technologies Ltd RapMan
    Mantra Lingua Ltd. RecorderPEN
    SMART Technologies ULC SMART Table

    ICT Exporter of the Year 2010
    EducationCity.com
    Encyclopaedia Britannica (UK) Ltd.
    Genee World
    Manic Monkey Ltd
    Promethean
    Whizz Education

    ICT Service and Support Award 2010
    3P Learning
    Espresso
    Inclusive Technology
    Joskos
    Microsoft Innovative Teachers Network
    RM
    ICT Education Partnership Award 2010
    Brightlemon
    Learning Possibilities (LP+)
    Sirius Corporation and the North West Learning Grid
    Tsunami Group
    Whizz Education
    EuroCreator.com | EuroCreator is an educational initiative designed to encourage students

    ICT Company of the Year 2010
    Avermedia
    Capita Children's Services
    Education City
    Espresso Education
    Frog
    Inclusive Technology

    Ray Barker, Director of BESA adds: “Every year the BETT Awards recognise excellence in the design of products and services which are positively influencing the education sector. With technology in education growing ever more innovative, it is important that these prestigious awards give credit to those who deserve it.”

    Stephen Lucey at Becta concludes: “The BETT Awards provide a great snapshot of technology both emerging and in current use. The range of categories and diversity of finalists demonstrate the increasing number of high quality products and services available to enhance learning and teaching. The awards, as always, highlight the rich opportunities provided by technology when effectively used and point the way to resources judged as an exemplar of learning technology at its best, to guide users and reward and further stimulate providers.”

    The awards are judged by over 60 educational professionals over two days and each entry goes through a meticulous judging process. Judges review each entry based on a number of criteria such as design, cost-effectiveness, effective learning and teaching styles. For the technical evaluation, the robustness and resilience of each product, and its accessibility for those with specific needs is considered.

    Winners will be announced at the BETT Awards ceremony taking place on Wednesday 13 January 2010 at the Hilton, Park Lane, London, the evening of the first day of BETT, the world’s largest technology in education show.

    For more information on the BETT Awards, visit www.bettawards.com, or on BETT, visit BETT 2010 - Welcome to BETT online

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    Bah. Good job the office cat is on holiday this week

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    Something seems to be missing from "ICT Service and Support Award 2010"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Something seems to be missing from "ICT Service and Support Award 2010"

    Hmmm yes funny that, I wonder when it will appear on the list?.....

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    I have thought about it for last couple of years so maybe next year...

    Russ

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    You need to have *proven* *educational* benefits, not cost savings, not cuddliness ... oh, and a good marketing budget!

    It is often hard for tech support to show it makes an educational difference.

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    Sneaked a view of the report;

    Edugeek - 'Shows potential but must try harder!'


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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    Bah. Good job the office cat is on holiday this week
    :O You wouldn't have kicked it would you Tom? I do agree thought you should be up there blasted others getting in the way!

    As for the lack of Edugeek, the stage wouldn't be big enough to take all our members and the speeches would go on forever..... I am sure we will be there one day

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    John: no, its just that the cat gets well grumpy when we miss out on getting shortlisted for anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    You need to have *proven* *educational* benefits, not cost savings, not cuddliness ... oh, and a good marketing budget!

    It is often hard for tech support to show it makes an educational difference.
    Shut Edugeek down for a year and they'll all find out!

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    That's an awful lot of nominations... what do you have to do not to get nominated?


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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    That's an awful lot of nominations... what do you have to do not to get nominated?

    Be Open Source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    Crick Software WriteOnline
    How the hell is that software listed here?!?!?!

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    ICT Service and Support Award 2010
    3P Learning
    Espresso
    Inclusive Technology
    Joskos
    Microsoft Innovative Teachers Network
    RM
    ICT Education Partnership Award 2010
    Brightlemon
    Learning Possibilities (LP+)
    Sirius Corporation and the North West Learning Grid
    Tsunami Group
    Whizz Education




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